Italian songwriter finds a musical home in Virginia; CD party is Friday

Mar 29, 2019 231

BY: Mike Holtzclaw

Songwriter Luca Burgalassi lives in York County, but the title of his new CD — “On the Other Side of the Water” — refers to more than crossing the James River. Burgalassi, 43, grew up near Tuscany, Italy. He has played his share of shows in Hampton Roads, but the water refers to in his new CD is the ocean he traversed when he moved to the United States less than three years ago.

“The title is talking about my personal change, my personal story here in the United States,” Burgalassi said. “My second CD was called ‘Windward,’ and the idea was about facing new changes — to leave the safety of the harbor and go on the sea and explore what’s beyond. So the third album, ‘The Other Side of the Water,’ describes this change — the excitement and the fear of doing something totally new to you.”

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